Additive Color, Part 2

  • Due Dec 8, 2016 at 8:59am
  • Points 2
  • Questions 2
  • Available until Dec 8, 2016 at 8:59am
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• The three types of cone cells in the eye’s retina send a color signal to the brain.
• The CIE diagram maps the perceived color in terms of tristimulus values (x,y coordinates).
• The CIE diagram allows us to predict the color resulting from adding colored lights.
• A wide range (gamut) of colors may be reached by adding only red, green, and blue lights.
• Additive color complements are on opposite sides of the white point on the CIE diagram.
• Mixing paint pigments is not additive color.
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